English for Academic Study: Reading & Writing

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Authors: John Slaght, Paddy Harben, Anne Pallant
Publisher: Garnet Education
Upper Intermediate
Suitable for classroom use

The best-selling English for Academic Study (EAS) series provides students with a clear and efficient path to academic competency and success. Students are no longer simply working through college-level materials; they are consciously developing skills and strategies that can transfer out of the EAP classroom into their future studies, becoming capable and autonomous learners.

The English for Academic Study: Reading & Writing course focuses on four key elements of academic reading: reading for a specific academic purpose; working on effective reading strategies; detailed comprehension of sentences and paragraphs; and text analysis. The approach combines five major aspects of writing methodology based on practical classroom experience and well-founded research. They are: the process approach to writing; the development of critical thinking skills; the microskills of writing; the importance of genre; and the link between reading and writing.

Designed to challenge and stimulate students, the Course Book contains step-by-step activities which take into account the actual needs of students attending pre-sessional courses.

Key Features:

  • the Strategies Approach includes the utilization of skills such as skimming, scanning, search reading, careful reading and browsing
  • the Task-Based Approach attempts to replicate authentic reading and writing situations and purposes. It suggests that effective readers are motivated by the desire to acquire knowledge in order to perform a task
  • included Source book contains all the texts featured

This course combines elements of both the Strategies Approach to reading and the Task-Based Approach, which are of particular use to students in an EAP learning environment.

The teacher’s book includes keys to the tasks, as well as suggestions for using the sources and tasks, depending on the needs and levels of the students involved.

Reading Contents

Introduction
Task Introduction
Unit 1: Academic Achievement
Unit 2: Early Human Development
Unit 3a: The Environment Today
Unit 4: Statistics without Tears
Unit 5: Human Activity and Climate Change
Unit 6: The Global Village
Unit 7: The New Linguistic Order
Glossary

Writing Contents

Introduction
Unit 1: Academic Achievement
Unit 2: Early Human Development
Unit 3b: Telemedicine
Unit 4: Statistics without Tears
Unit 5: Human Activity and Climate Change
Unit 6: The Global Village
Unit 7: The New Linguistic Order
Glossary
Peer Evaluation Sheets
Appendices:
Appendix 1: Additional Questions and Glossary for Unit 4 Ex 1.7
Appendix 2: Organizing Essays of Comparison and Contrast
Appendix 3: Assessing my Progress

Reviews

“It’s fantastic to finally have some relevant, easy to use EAP materials!”
– Rebecca Oliver, Bell International School, Cambridge

“Reading proves a godsend to our university pre-sessional course. Student course evaluations of materials rose significantly after we introduced it.”
– Oxford Brookes University, Oxford